Are you feeling rusty or are you completely new to tennis? Why not try one of our coaching sessions with our friendly coaches and assistants.
For Group Sessions (Kids, Students and Adults)
Charlie King - LTA Level 3 Coach ( £25 per Hour )
As a coach I love working with anyone from complete beginner all the way to a high standard player along with everything in between. I will help anyone improve and help push anyone to help them take their game to the next level! As well as working with juniors and club level players I have had the experience of working with some of the best juniors in the world at the Juan Carlos Ferrero academy whilst working alongside Juan and his former coach Samuel Lopez.
"I have known Charlie for 3 years and over that time i have attended a lot of his group coachng session as well as individual lessons. He is an excellent and patient coach who is very good at explaining different techniques and shots. My 12-year-old son has been having lessons twice a week and he has improved dramatically. Charlie is a very likeable person and has gently encouraged my son to push himself that little bit harder. This has resulted in him playingsome excellent tennis. A great all round coach who is brilliant with both adults and children. "
Jonathan Taylor - Assistant Coach
Mens Singles and Mixed Doubles Finalist Three Years running 2020, 2021 and 2022 (SLTC)
Winter Mens Singles Finalist 2022 (SLTC)
Mens Doubles Leigh and Westcliff Plate Cup Finalist 2021
Winter Mens U/O Doubles Champion 2015, 2017 and 2020 (SLTC)
Winter Mens Singles Champion 2018 and 2020 (SLTC)
Winter Mens Doubles Finalist 2015 and 2016 (SLTC)
Winter Junior Singles Champion 2013 (SLTC)
Boys U/14 Singles Champion 2012 and 2013 (SLTC)
Boys Singles Champion 2012 (SLTC)
Boys U/12 Singles Champion 2010 (SLTC)
*External to SLTC.
Assisting Experience and Qualifications (all at SLTC)
I have been working alongside various coaches of all levels at SLTC to run coaching sessions for children of all ages, as well as adults, for over 6 years.
Tennis Management and Leaders qualification
For 1-2-1 sessions
Jon Lee - Level 5 Coach (£40 per hour)
Jon has 30 years of experience in running the very best of tennis programmes and creating players of all standard to be the very best they can be. Jon has coached all standards from beginner to World Class players such as Serena and Venus Williams, Andy Roddick to celebrities such as Sir Cliff Richard, Harrison Ford, James Bourne from Busted and Olympic swimmer Mark Foster etc He is the highest qualified within the County and one of the most experienced in the country. Jon guarantees to improve.
1990-91 Rick Macci International Tennis Academy
1991-92 Created 25 County and National Players at a private club
!992-1993 David Lloyd Clubs Raynes Park
1994-1995 General Manager Beckenham Health & Fitness Club
!996 Head of David Lloyd National Advertising Programme with Bupa & Daily Telegraph
1997-2016 Head Professional Thorpe Bay Tennis Club
2016-2020 Racquets Manager David Lloyd Southend
2021 Racquets Manager David Lloyd Southend/ Head Pro Southend Lawn
1990 LTA Mini Tennis Leaders Award, 1993 United States Tennis Professional Tennis Registry (Grade Professional)
1997 LTA Elementary Coach Award (Grade A), 2004 LTA Development Coach Award, 2005 LTA Club Coach Award (Performance), 2006 LTA Performance Coaches Award (Mentored by Judy Murray), 2007 LTA Individual Coach Development Award, 2016 BSc 1st in Professional Practice in Tennis Management, 2017 Level 3 in Workforce Mentoring & in 2017 LTA Level 5 Master Club Coach.
Jon is the very best at what he does, he will do what he says and if not return your money but has never had to do so in 30 years which says it all, by far the best in the business! His knowledge is amazing and stays up to date with the
modern game which many coaches do not. That is why I recommend him.
David Watson - Level 4 Coach (£30 per hour)
Raise your game. Realise your potential.
Winter Men's Singles Epping Tennis Club 2013 & 2014
Winter Mens Essex Closed 2012
Winter Mens Singles Thorpe Bay Club 2012
Top 500 International Junior (ITF)
Winner USTA Ojai Open California 2008 - oldest tournmanet in the USA, past winners include Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and John McEnroe
Finalist 'Road to Wimbledon 2005' - held at Wimbledon
Top 10 UK junior under 14 & Essex Junior No.1
Senior Club Coach - Level 4 LTA
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